Negative symptoms, past and present: a historical perspective and moving to DSM-5.

@article{Malaspina2014NegativeSP,
  title={Negative symptoms, past and present: a historical perspective and moving to DSM-5.},
  author={D Malaspina and Julie Walsh-Messinger and Wolfgang Gaebel and Lianne Morris Smith and Alyson Gorun and Vasthie Prudent and Daniel Antonius and Fabien Tr{\'e}meau},
  journal={European neuropsychopharmacology : the journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={710-24}
}
The diagnosis of schizophrenia includes "positive" and "negative" symptoms. These titles were developed to respectively reflect if the symptoms are additions to normal experiences, such as delusions and hallucinations, or if they refer to the absence or the loss of normal emotional function or behavior. This paper describes the history of the negative symptom concept, from its origins up to the considerations for the DSM-5, including the steps that produced the current conceptualizations. The… CONTINUE READING